An EU-funded project managed by the REA, Hydroweee, has developed an experimental mobile plant for recycling copper, zinc and other rare and precious metals from electrical and electronic equipment such as lamps and batteries.
The project has been backed by € 825,000 in EU funds.
A market-oriented follow-up project supported by more than €2.6m of additional funding, Hydroweee Demo, has been already launched.
Factsheet by the European Commission / 16 August 2013
Video by EuroNews / 26 April 2012